The spring flowers were fantastic this year, particularly the crocuses in the park. Check out some photos here.
A clean up of the Loughlinstown woods nature reserve and river was done on Sat 5th April. This is a lovely amenity adjacent to the N11 and opposite the Silver Tassie pub that has been somewhat neglected. We encountered some real treasures which are pictured below..
We registered Cabinteely Tidy Towns as a group member with Greenhome. This is an initiative set up by An Taisce with the aim of empowering households to adopt green strategies without compromising quality of life.
We would like to give special thanks to Doyles Nursery for their continued generosity. They provide many of the plants that add so much natural beauty to our village. Click here to see other recent events.
If you'd like to help out, even just once, or have any suggestions, please contact us by filling out the contact form. It's not all about picking up litter. There is usually some painting, weeding or planting to be done. Also, we'd love to cover a larger area but we can only do this if we get more volunteers to help out. As well as helping to keep the area in good shape, it's a great way to meet new people and make a positive contribution to the community.
Cabinteely (Cabán tSíle in Irish, meaning "Sheila's Cabin") is a village in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown in Dublin. It was once a rural village as can be seen from the layout of houses, shops and a church centered around a traditional crossroads. Here is a copy of the booklet we have provided if you want to learn more about Cabinteely.
Cabinteely Park is a public park comprising about 45 hectares on a portion of the land that immediately surrounds Cabinteely House. It contains many of the landscape features associated with such extensive properties of the 18th and early 19th centuries. These include the substantial boundary wall, gate lodges, ornate iron entrance gates, walled garden, circuitous approach road to the house, ha-ha ditch and informal groups of trees as well as continuous boundary tree planting containing a high proportion of beech. The Cabinteely Adventure Playground is a fantastic amenity for families and the Park also includes soccer fields, fitness stations and woodland trails.
Cabinteely library is a Carnegie Library, built in 1912 in the Arts and Crafts style. The facade consists of rough squared granite rubble and roughcast render. Architectural features include a copper cupola, tiled roof and leaded windows. The building was renovated in 1972. There is a garden to the rear where a biodiversity garden has been planted by the Tidy Towns group.